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Addressing Trauma with Integrative and Holistic Therapy Approaches

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Maine Township Town Hall

1700 Ballard Road

Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Integrative and holistic therapy approaches such as EMDR, occupational therapy, neurofeedback, and art therapy have been shown to be effective in the treatment of trauma. Using case studies and examples, this panel discussion will demonstrate how these techniques can specifically be used to address trauma.

This free event is sponsored by Maine Township's MaineStay Youth & Family Services and Chicago Behavioral Hospital. It is appropriate for social service professionals and includes 2.0 free CEUs for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and nurses. Continental breakfast will be available from 8:30-9:00 AM. Advance registration is requested as seating for this event is limited.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Maine Township Food Pantry.


About the Presenters

Amy Schillinger, LMFT, AT, EMDR
Amy is the Founder and Clinical Director of Balance Stress Management & Therapy. She has a master's Degree from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA. She graduated with a dual degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy. Amy is also a mindfulness teacher, is obtaining her 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate, and is a clinical fellow with EMDRIA and practices EMDR. Amy started Balance Stress Management & Therapy in 2016 and it has grown exponentially due to their holistic and integrative models of care. Balance Stress Management & Therapy believes in a Mind/Body/Spirit orientation. Along with individual, couples, family, and child therapy, clients experience integrative services such as Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Neurofeedback, Occupational Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Reiki, and other body work. It is the Balance belief that there are many ways to the "center."

Megan Baumdicker, OT
Megan graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Science. Megan is a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist. She treats children as well as adults. Megan has experience treating unique diagnoses varying from sensory processing disorder, movement disorders, developmental disabilities, genetic disorders, home safety modification, autism, and overall holistic health guidance. She provides a treatment plan that improves numerous aspects of wellness while providing support to both her clients and their family.

Svitlana Volos, MBBS
Working​ ​as​ ​a​ ​neurofeedback​ ​clinician​ ​for​ ​about​ ​10​ ​years​, Svitlana ​has​ ​helped​ ​to​ ​alleviate​ ​symptoms​ ​and improve​ ​the lives​ ​of​ ​many​ ​patients​ ​with​ ​anxiety,​ ​depression,​ ​insomnia,​ ​ADD/ADHD,​ ​chronic​ ​pain,​ ​PTSD, migraines,​ ​memory​ ​decline,​ ​and​ ​others.​ ​Many​ ​of​ ​these​ ​patients​ ​were​ ​failing​ ​​to​ ​improve​ ​with​ ​traditional approaches. In​ ​her​ ​practice​ ​she​ ​uses​ ​QEEG​ ​guided​ ​Neurofeedback​ ​and​ ​Alpha-Theta​ ​Training.​ ​​She trained​ ​with​ ​​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​world’s​ ​leading​ ​experts​ ​on​ ​the​ ​neuroscience​ ​of​ ​high performance,​ ​Dr.Leslie​ ​Sherling,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​pioneer​ ​in​ ​the​ ​field​ ​of​ ​neurofeedback​ Dr.​ ​Richard​ ​Soutar. Her​ ​traditional​ ​allopathic​ ​medical​ ​background,​ ​extensive training​ ​in​ ​Neurofeedback along with empathy and passion to be beneficial to others,​ ​has​ ​complemented​ ​the holistic​ ​approach​ ​to​ ​the​ ​brain​ ​and​ ​body​ ​health​ ​model​ ​at​ ​Balance​ ​Stress​ ​Management​ & ​Therapy.

Rachel Ackerman, Art Therapist
Rachel has her master's degree in Counseling and Art therapy from Adler University in Chicago. She has a passion for treating families and young children from birth to old age, as well as individuals with disabilities. Rachel also has experience working with at risk families, survivors of domestic violence, and physical and developmental disabilities. She specializes in using visual arts healing to assist with parenting, pregnancy, relationships, anxiety and depression.

This program is recognized by IDFPR as providing CEUs for LPC/LCPC and LSW/LCSW under license number 159.001334, LMFT under license number 168.000223, LCP under license number 268.000070, and RN/LPN/APN under license number 236.000127.
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